Age 11-13: Concept 2 - Semester 2: Unit 5

In this unit you will explore various types of energy and the evidence of energy in your environment. You will also observe and learn about the relationships that exist between matter and energy.

The lessons are crafted so you can look at how energy is transferred and can deepen your knowledge of how our needs for energy influence our actions. As you explore these ideas, you will look for cause and effect influences that impact matter and energy interactions.

Other Items You May Need

The Age 11-13 semester 2 science units require materials from the Semester 2 Science Kit.
$110.00 #817 Age 11-13 - Semester 2 - Science Kit


  • Able to read and comprehend novels at a late 7th or 8th grade reading level
  • Able to write multiple paragraphs on a topic
  • Familiar with the five-paragraph essay
  • Usually used by children in the seventh grade.

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Energy and Matter (2 Days)
  • Lesson 2: Types of Energy (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: Solar and Geothermal Energy (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Light and Chemical Energy (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Useful Materials
  • Lesson 6: Making the Connection (2 Days)
  • Final Project: Conservation and Reality (3 Days)

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
  • Analyze heat flow through materials or across space from warm objects to cooler objects until both objects are at equilibrium. (Science)
  • Analyze the Law of Conservation of Energy and conclude that energy cannot be created or destroyed but only changed from one form into another; the amount of energy stays the same, although within the process some energy is always converted to heat; and dome systems transform energy with less loss of heat than others. (Science)
  • Analyze the physical interactions of light and matter including absorption, scattering, and color perception. (Science)
  • Describe and measure quantities related to chemical/physical changes within a system as evidence of energy/matter interactions including temperature, volume, and gas production. (Science)
  • Describe the suitability of materials for use in technological design related to energy through electrical conductivity, malleability, and magnetism. (Science)
  • Determine how convection and radiation transfer energy. (Science)
  • Develop comprehension of different categories/forms of energy. (Science)
  • Develop understanding of the relationship between matter and energy in the environment. (Science)
  • Evaluate data for qualitative and quantitative relationships associated with energy transfer and/or transformation. (Science)
  • Evaluate information for relationships associated with energy transfer and/or transformation. (Science)
  • Examine models to build an understanding of the characteristics of energy transfer and/or transformation. (Science)
  • Investigate and determine proof of the existence of energy in the environment. (Science)
  • Know that some systems transform energy with less loss of heat than others. (Science)
  • Recognize evidence for the existence of energy in the environment. (Science)
  • Understand the transfer of energy in a system. (Science)
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